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Morneau: Recovery will be ‘more challenging’ than expected
By TVO Current Affairs - Published on Nov 19, 2020
Former federal finance minister Bill Morneau. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

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Morneau: ‘Rocky’ road ahead for economy

Former federal finance minister Bill Morneau told CBC News that it will be more difficult for the economy to rebound after the second wave of COVID-19 infections. "We were on the road to recovery,” he said. “This is a really difficult setback. I suppose we expected that we were going to have a second wave but this is more challenging, I think, than we expected.”

Critics say province ‘rammed through’ Durham development

The province fast-tracked a development the size of 40 football fields in Pickering on Friday — and  critics say it will destroy a provincially-significant wetland. “I have never seen a development go like this,” Ajax Mayor Shaun Collier told the Toronto Star. “You can see how this is being rammed through by the province.” City of Pickering spokesperson Mark Guinto defended the development, saying it will bring the community $20 million in annual tax revenue and create more than 2,000 jobs.

Ford wants to see body checking in OHL

Premier Doug Ford wrote on Twitter that he hopes pandemic-related health restrictions will not prevent full-contact play in the Ontario Hockey League this year. “We are engaging with the [OHL] to create a safe return to play plan, which will need to be approved by health experts,” he wrote. “To date no decisions have been made. I would like to see the OHL return as normal as possible with body checking.” Last week, Minister for Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Lisa MacLeod said that there would be no body-checking this season.

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The Agenda: Pandemic food initiatives


Across the province, communities are looking to local solutions to help end food insecurity. The Agenda welcomes northwestern Ontario reporter Charnel Anderson, and Hamilton and Niagara reporter Justin Chandler, to discuss vertical farming and a bountiful shipping container harvest.

National Geographic: Titanic


Two decades after the release of Titanic, filmmaker James Cameron gathers experts to re-examine the maritime disaster. Did we get it right?

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Excerpt: ‘Missing From the Village’

In journalist Justin Ling’s new book, he outlines the search for justice spurred by Bruce McArthur’s crimes — and looks at why the system failed Toronto’s queer community.

Long overdue: Why more Ontario libraries are going fine-free

A growing number of libraries are turning a new page — and ditching the late fees that can act as barriers to marginalized and lower-income patrons. Reporter Kieran Delamont explains.

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TVO@50: Studio 2

For over a decade, Studio 2 was a leader in Canadian current affairs coverage. It wasn’t the news; it was a show about the news. Jane Jankovic, a senior producer on the program, joins Steve Paikin to discuss memorable moments — including the time a certain host lost his voice from too much karaoke before he was set to interview the premier. 

Tonight on TVO

8 p.m. — The Agenda: P.J. O’Rourke

The Agenda welcomes political satirist P.J. O’Rourke to discuss America’s deepening divisions, the 2020 presidential election, and the future of U.S. politics.

9 p.m. — Extraordinary Women: Agatha Christie

Creator of the great fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, mystery writer Agatha Christie enjoyed a prolific career that spanned more than half a century. This documentary follows the life of the English novelist known as the Queen of Crime.

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